So I know it’s not very fresh news to be posting about work done by the same person, but what can I say, I’m a sucker when it comes to Harmony Korine (check out his posted shorts Umshini Wam and Snowballs) and omnibuses (invigoratingly deadly combination). His latest efforts in The Fourth Dimension are joined by Russian and Polish directors Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski, respectively. If you’re in the SF Area, go catch it at the 55th annual San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)! Happening now, lucky lucky. Check out the synopsis for the 3-parter as follows:
“Created under a “manifesto” whose directives would make Lars von Trier shudder, this three-part film might look on paper like an exercise in forced hipness. Fortunately, its directors—Harmony Korine (USA), Alexsei Fedorchenko (Russia) and Jan Kwiecinski (Poland)—prove innovative and just insane enough to make The Fourth Dimension an exhilarating experiment. Working under orders tall, whimsical (according to the manifesto, a stuffed animal must make an appearance no matter what) and surreal, Korine’s Lotus Community Workshop drops Val Kilmer in an alternate-universe existence as a BMX-riding motivational speaker with a fanny pack. Fedorchenko’s Russia-set Chronoeye spins the tale of a grumpy inventor whose noisy neighbor interrupts his time-travel experiments. And Kwiecinski’s eerily beautiful Fawns follows a quartet of friends as they prance through an empty Polish town seemingly unconcerned about the deadly flood about to overtake them. The result is three wildly diverse settings and scenarios, and three excitingly creative filmmakers on the rise.”
Well now that I’ve got that out of my system I’ll probably scour the web for other great finds. That is until Spring Breakers arrives… Trailer time, along with some behind-the-scenes vids down below!
Trailer for The Fourth Dimension.
Behind-the-scenes with Aleksei Fedorchenko and his chaptered segment Chronoeye.
The Fourth Dimension, 2012